Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Jason Kenney's Outrageous Assault On Democracy
It was all so predictable. Take a religious fanatic who is always raising his arms to the sky as if he was doing God's work.
Add to that a far right extremist with a forty-year chastity vow, who represses himself as he would repress others.
And it should have been obvious what could happen, if you give Jason Kenney too much power:
He'll go hog wild.
And sure enough, he's acting like a porky dictator.
Alberta’s United Conservative government is firing the province’s election commissioner, but says it’s not because he is investigating the party and has fined it more than $200,000.
Finance Minister Travis Toews says the decision to end Lorne Gibson’s contract is strictly about saving money.
Or a leader so swollen with righteous fervour, or megalomania, he's out of control.
And now believes, as Keith Gerein writes, he's immune to any political fallout.
When a government charges ahead with a move as seemingly brazen as this, it can indicate only one thing. Alberta is now being governed by those who have lost any fear of political fallout, a machine that has come to interpret its election mandate as a blank cheque to do whatever it wants, no matter the optics, the cost to accountability, or the threat to democracy itself.
So he can behave like a fascist.
While the stench of corruption wafts across his Albertonia
The Alberta government will not investigate the controversial $905,000 sole-source contract public inquiry commissioner Steve Allan personally awarded to the law firm in which his son is a partner.
And since Kenney also wants to replace the RCMP, which is investigating his leadership campaign, with an Alberta police force he can control.
I can only wonder where do Albertans think the religious zealot and right-wing extremist Jason Kenney is leading them?
And do they care?
For Kenney is now threatening our Canada and its values.
He is out of control.
And if they don't care now, they will care later...